Ceres or “Summer” (Gobelins). Woven after cartoons by Claude Audran le Jeune (1658-1734). This magnificent tapestry is from the “Portieries of the Gods” series originally commissioned from Claude Audran III in 1699.

Ceres or “Summer” (Gobelins). Woven after cartoons by Claude Audran le Jeune (1658-1734). This magnificent tapestry is from the “Portieries of the Gods” series originally commissioned from Claude Audran III in 1699.

Monkey (detail) from Sancho's Feast on the Isle of Barataria, Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory, 1770-72

Monkey (detail) from Sancho's Feast on the Isle of Barataria, Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory, 1770-72

Все, что окружало человека: история вещей, костюма, искусства и быта, обычаи, занятия, интерьеры.

Все, что окружало человека: история вещей, костюма, искусства и быта, обычаи, занятия, интерьеры.

After a painting by baron François Gérard (French,  1770–1837). Portrait of Napoleon I, designed 1805, woven 1808–11. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1943 (43.99) | In 1808, Napoleon ordered the imperial tapestry works to execute a woven copy of his favorite portrait, aligning himself with the royal tradition of tapestry patronage that extends back to the Middle Ages. #tapestrytuesday

After a painting by baron François Gérard (French, 1770–1837). Portrait of Napoleon I, designed 1805, woven 1808–11. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1943 (43.99) | In 1808, Napoleon ordered the imperial tapestry works to execute a woven copy of his favorite portrait, aligning himself with the royal tradition of tapestry patronage that extends back to the Middle Ages. #tapestrytuesday

Afternoon in Venice II Wall Tapestry

Afternoon in Venice II

Tapestry: The Striped Horse from The Old Indies Series (detail), woven at Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory; after cartoon by Albert Eckhout and Frans Post, about 1692-1730

Tapestry: The Striped Horse from The Old Indies Series (detail), woven at Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory; after cartoon by Albert Eckhout and Frans Post, about 1692-1730

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